Patagonian mara

Patagonian mara

Scientific name
Dolichotis patagonum
Order
mammals
Family
קביתיים
Social Structure
Family
Activity
Food
Vegetarian
Maras eat all types of plants but prefer grassy plants.
Dangers

Habitat destruction, competition with invasive species

תוכנית שימור בגן
conservation status
LC
Extinct
EX
Extinct in the Wild
EW
Critically endangered
CR
Endangered
EN
Vulnerable
VU
Near Threatened
NT
least Concern
LC
Deficient Data
DD
In the Bible

Weight
KG
8
-
7
Life Expectancy
years
14
Maras live in permanent couples. Many couples may gather in areas with lots of vegetation.
Interesting To Know

Despite its resemblance to the rabbit, the mara is a relative of the Guinea pig and the capybara, part of the Rodents order.

At the zoo, research has been conducted on the interesting behavior of the mara, such as raising the offspring of several couples together in the same burrow. Each couple cares for its offspring and identifies them by unique smell and sounds.

Endangered status
lc
Worldwide
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